Simon Gallup was not a founding member of the band, but joined the release of The Cure’s debut album in 1979.
Mexico City, August 15 (however). – guitar player treatmentAnd Simon GallopHe announced that he was leaving the band after 40 years of being a part of it.
“With a heavy heart, I am no longer a member of The Cure! Good luck everyone,” Gallup wrote on his Facebook page.
The explanation for his departure came later when a fan asked him if his decision was related to his health, to which the musician replied: “I’m fine .. I am tired of betrayal.”
After the announcement made on Saturday, only keyboardist, Roger O’Donnell, made a comment referring to Lawrence “Lol” Tolhurst, who was the drummer and keyboardist for the band in various periods.
He wrote: “A friend just told me they saw lol at the guitar center buying a bass?”
According to the magazine rolling rockSimon Gallup was not a founding member of the band, but joined the release of The Cure’s debut album in 1979.
The guitarist played his music for the albums “Seventeen Seconds” (1980), “Faith” (1981) and “Pornography” (1982), and after the last album decided to leave the band due to his conflicts with Robert Smith.
Two years later, Gallup brought the band back at Smith’s request and remained there until then.
“For me, Simon has always been the heart of the live band, and has always been my best friend. Oddly enough, he’s been overlooked so often over the years and decades. He’s not giving interviews, he’s not there,” said Robert Smith in an interview with NME in 2019. Really and it doesn’t play the role of a foil for me in public, however it’s so vital in what we do.
“We’ve been through some tough times over the years, but we’ve managed to maintain a very strong friendship that grew out of that shared experience when we were teenagers. When you have friends like that, especially for so long, it takes something really extraordinary for that friendship to unravel” , I added.